Marijuana use for adults 21 and over is legal in Colorado and Washington, but any wannabe toking tourists headed here from other countries might want to keep quiet about it until they get here. According to reports in the Canadian press, simply admitting to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent t ... More >>
Immigration has become more than a "hot-button" issue in the United States. It is a critical component to how the country functions in the foreseeable future. Undocumented immigrants are not going to stop coming into the country simply because there might be rules or laws against it. Instead, it's ... More >>
Since August, Secretary of State Scott Gessler has been working with the federal government to try and identify voters illegally registered in Colorado in an effort to prevent voter fraud on election day. As of last Friday, 44 voters have been removed. His critics argue that the data he's using is n ... More >>
Former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has purchased an advertisement in tomorrow's edition of The Metropolitan, the student newspaper for Metro State University of Denver -- one that could cost the school plenty. Tancredo confirms that the ad (see it below) seeks plaintiffs for ... More >>
Regan Benson isn't afraid to speak her mind, and neither are her kids, including son Blake, who made news for sporting a "Nobama" banner during Michelle Obama's visit to Dakota Ridge High School, and Bryce, who ex-guv candidate Tom Tancredo backed in a controversy over wearing a "Border Patrol" T-sh ... More >>
Big photos below.A quinceanara is an important rite of passage for fifteen-year-old young women. But for Tahlia Perea, a passage she allegedly attempted at age eighteen proved problematic. She was busted for trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border with more than a hundred pounds of marijuana ... More >>
Was Dakota Ridge High School student Bryce Benson punished for wearing a T-shirt that read "Border Patrol" while others who staged a mock-demonstration featuring signs that read "Fuck America" weren't -- or at least not initially? Ex-Congressman and recent gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's not ... More >>
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a formal administrative complaint against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over an April incident during which dozens of Spanish speakers aboard a Denver charter bus were detained under suspicion of human smuggling. Turns out the ri ... More >>
Colorado Border School sounds like an illegal immigration forum. But founder Pam Faraone, a chaplain with the Southwest Border Sheriffs Coalition in Texas, insists that's not the case. "Border School really isn't about immigration," she says. "It is the rest of the story about the issues of b ... More >>
An "illegal" message.Most locals celebrated the 4th of July weekend with picnics and fireworks. But approximately fifty locals marked the holiday yesterday with a vigil at Aurora's GEO detention center. There, they decried current immigration policy in Colorado and elsewhere, with a focus on ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Strange but true: Former congressman Tom Tancredo agrees with something in President Barack Obama said in his immigration-reform speech at American University yesterday -- specifically, his assertion that "our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only ... More >>
Chris Nevitt has something to proclaim.The controversial Arizona immigration bill hasn't stopped any folks from coming into this country illegally yet. After all, it won't take effect until July. But it's certainly led to a bumper crop of proclamations, including denunciations by Denver Publi ... More >>
Editor's note: Because this week we present the 2010 version of our annual Best of Denver issue, some of our regular features are taking the week off -- but not Gustavo Arellano's Ask a Mexican column, spiced up just for April 1. Dear Readers: In honor of April Fool's Day, I turn this column ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo meets Twitter near the Arizona border.It's not all that unusual for former Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo to get fired up about what he sees as the unprotected border between the United States and Mexico. In fact, he did so earlier this ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo thinks good fences make good neighbors.A report is set to be released today on a virtual fence intended to be placed along the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confirms that the $1.1 billion program has been dumped, due in lar ... More >>
Just don't expect an all-gabacho patrol.
Yes, he was against illegal immigration -- but he was also pro-Aztlan.
Why do Mexicans always run from the cops when a camera is rolling?
Schwarzenegger, the melting potís on steroids.
Like California's frozen citrus fields, the immigration issue has gone cold to many people. But it's still hot to Helen Krieble, profiled in this story, as well as people in this country illegally who might benefit from her ideas if they're ever adopted on a wide scale. People like Ismael, for ex ... More >>
Helen Krieble wants to end all the horsing around over illegal immigration.
The Minutemen toot their own horn.
When dinosaurs ruled the earth
The bride says she married for love; her mother-in-law suspects it was money. The only person who can settle the dispute is dead.
American tall tale gallops across these pages
When the U.S. declared war on drugs, Colorado's carnation industry went up in smoke